1982 VW Scirocco GTI MK2, Ex Volkswagen UK launch car and quite exceptional throughout.

Key Facts


A very early example of a MK2 Scirocco GTI, originally registered new by Volkswagen UK, Milton Keynes as a launch car in June 1982 and subsequently sold to its second registered owner by Contim Motors of South Harrow in September of the same year. The third and last registered owner bought the car from Crowdy’s Garages in February 1986. Cowdy’s at that time being the Swindon based official Volkswagen dealer.

The car was kept carefully for a further 25 years and sold to a dealer and collector who kept the car garaged in his collection until recently. 

The vibrant Mars Red exterior looks stunning and was subject to a high quality respray to refresh the fading original over 10 years ago. 

The interior is trimmed in the black ‘Sports Stripe’ cloth fabric that was only in production until 1983 when the 1.8 DX engine replaced the 1.6 unit, at the same time Volkswagen dispensed with the rather cool single windscreen wiper mechanism and the two-piece rear parcel shelf with retractable support cables. As you can see from the pictures, all trim aspects are in great condition with an unmolested parcel shelf and cables that still work!

There is extensive documentation supporting the car’s history along with a complete VW driver’s book pack, original service book, original Blaupunkt instruction manual and 3 keys.

Altogether, this is one special Scirocco that would sit very nicely in a serious car collection. It’s still a hoot to drive with its revvy 1.6 engine and with so few now left, unlikely to cross another in your travels.